Sarah May wrote a new post CfP: “What Lies Beneath”, The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) Conference 2024 in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 1 day ago
SASMARS has a Call for Papers for its conference, to be held 1-4 August 2024.
Proposals should consist of
The Sufi Studies Network, organised by Dr Milad Milani (Western Sydney University) and Dr Aydogan Kars (Monash University) will present their last talk on 3 November.
Our very own team member Aydogan will be […]
Sarah May wrote a new post October 2023 // Upcoming Seminar. Guy Geltner, “Towards an Environmental History of Mining in Preindustrial Europe” in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Guy Geltner, CI for our international research project “Pursuing Public Health in the Preindustrial World”, will present at Ghent University his presentation focusing on preindustrial mining and environmental […]
Sarah May edited the post September 2023/ Upcoming Seminar. Guy Geltner, “The Nature of Preindustrial Mining: Environmental Perspectives and Knowledge Creation” in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Next week Wednesday 13 September, Guy Geltner will present at Melbourne University as part of its HSP (History of Philosophy and Science) Seminar Series.
When: 12.00(Melbourne local time), 13 […]
This week, Guy Geltner will present at Monash University, “The Nature of Extraction in Preindustrial Europe”, highlighting his research on miners in preindustrial Europe.
OVERVIEW (More details here) […]
We have released a photo gallery of 2023 summer fieldwork in Rocca San Silvestro, to be found in Media > Photo Gallery. A description follows, written by anthropologist and team member Serena Viva, who worked on […]
Sarah May edited the post Call for contributions: Bibliography update: “The History of Public Health in Pre-Industrial Societies” in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
As part of our years-long research track spanning two key research projects on premodern/ preindustrial health (About Us), we provide a bibliography of “The History of Public Health in Pre-Industrial Societies”. […]
We have set up a Mastodon account and aim to transition slowly into this federated, non-profit platform. Mastodon focuses on users’ privacy and collective governance.
Our platform is on the Humanities Commons […]
Sarah May edited the post Symposium: Medieval Bodies: New Projects, New Perspectives in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Organised by Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch (Australian Catholic University) this symposium explores the ‘medieval body’ as a site of critical inquiry, through three ongoing research projects of disparate focuses: […]
Workshop: Workers’ Health and Material Environment in Port Cities (1300-1700)
Organised by Dr. C.V. Weeda (Leiden University) and Marie-Louise Leonard (University Ca’ Foscari Venezia), this workshop includes thr […]
In this paper, I argue that Hygieia has to be viewed as a full goddess in Greek religion and medicine, with a special focus on her position within the Asklepios cult. I will examine her identity, to which scholars attribute several labels like goddess, abstraction and personification. I further argue that Hygieia’s role in performing incubation r…[Read more]
Sarah May edited the post New project: Mining Activities, Public Health Strategies and Pollution Legacies in Europe, 1200-1600 in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
We are excited to announce we have received funding from Monash Arts Faculty for a Health and Medical Research Accelerator project on preindustrial public health.
This research project builds on the work done […]
Sarah May edited the post Lecture: Supplying the slave trade in 10th-century Prague in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Lola Digard, member of our previous research project, Healthscaping Premodern Europe, will be in discussion with Jane Fontaine tomorrow. Dr Fontaine’s lecture focuses on the role of the Prague market in the trade […]
Guy Geltner will be presenting at The University of Melbourne’s Medieval Round Table discussion group on 6 February 2023. The Round Table is an informal forum that meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of the […]
13 January 2023, 12pm EST/ 6pm CET/ 10.30pm IST/ 4am + 1 AEDT
Begin the new year with a virtual book launch for the fourth title in the “Health and Healing in the Middle Ages” series by publishers […]
Deakin Burwood Corporate Centre will hold their final CES stream event for the year: Unbounded Bodies, Dynamic Places: Biopolitics in the Preindustrial World, with Professor Guy Geltner on Tuesday 6 December […]
Coomans, J., & Hermenault, L. (2022). Public Works, Spatial Strategies, and Mobility in Late Medieval Ghent. Journal of Urban History
This article argues that medieval urban authorities developed nodal spatial […]
Peyman Amiri wrote a new post New Publication – The healthscaping approach: Toward a global history of early public health in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Geltner, G. and Janna Coomans. “The Healthscaping Approach: Toward a Global History of Early Public Health.” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History.
This article presents a […]
Peyman Amiri edited the post Dynamic Balances: Public Health in the Premodern World in the group Premodern Healthscaping: on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
The ERC project Premodern Healthscaping hosted its final conference ‘Dynamic Balances: Public Health in the Premodern World’ at the University of Amsterdam on 29-30 September. During this two-day conference, the […]
26 September 2022, 09:00-18:00
Università di Bologna (Aula 3, via Azzo Gardino 33 complesso Unione)
This conference explores the connections between population, health, and the urban environment in northern […]
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